Alberto, Cole lead Express to fourth straight win


Hanser Alberto homered and singled, driving in three runs as the Round Rock Express topped the Oklahoma City Dodgers 7-3 on Thursday in Oklahoma.

Hunter Cole doubled and singled twice with an RBI and a run for Round Rock. The win marks the fourth straight for the Express.

Round Rock (41-45) started the scoring with a big second inning, when Nick Noonan hit a two-run single and then scored on a two-run home run by Alberto.

Following the four-run inning, the Dodgers (45-37) cut into the deficit in the fourth inning when Kyle Garlick hit a solo home run.

The Express later added single runs in the sixth, eighth and ninth innings to secure the victory.

Round Rock southpaw Martin Perez (1-0) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing one run on six hits over 6 1/3 innings. Opposing starter Tyler Pill (2-3) took the loss in the Pacific Coast League game after allowing five runs and eight hits over six innings.

Garlick was a triple short of the cycle, scoring two runs for the Dodgers. Travis Taijeron doubled three times.

Willie Calhoun went 2-for-5 and scored a run for the Express.

Despite the loss, Oklahoma City is 6-3 against Round Rock this season. The Express take on the Dodgers three more times before the All-Star break.



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